The Oldest And Largest Car Graveyards

By | July 31, 2019

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WHITE, GA, AUG 17: Michael S. Williamson. Source: (The Washington Post via Getty Images 486270136)

“Dean Lewis owns what he calls, "a 34-acre piece of art." He has thousands of old cars stored on his land (Called Old Car City) and since the wrecking yard business wasn't doing too well he decided to offer access to the place to art photographers for a fee. He charges $25.00 to take photos and $15.00 if you just want to walk around and see the cars that date back to the origin of the lot in 1931. The car culture in the U.S. is changing as a new generation is less interested in cars than their parents were. Some Millennials have opted to use Uber or Zip cars or public transportation and don't necessarily want to own a car.”

In White, Georgia is the largest classic car junkyard in the world. Referred to as Old Car City, it is now a museum where visitors can come and walk through over 4,000 classic cars. Back in 1931, it started out as a family owned general store and even now the place is still run by the family. Besides popular newspaper companies coming in to take pictures for ad campaigns or press releases, other famous people have come through. The last car that Elvis owned before he died is on the place as well as a car that was used in a movie starring Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash. 

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Auto Graveyard in Detroit. Source: (

The cars in this car graveyard are even older than the classic cars in Old Car City in Georgia. This auto graveyard in Detroit, Michigan is one of the oldest junkyards ever seen. These old junk cars and trucks were sent here to eventually go to the Great Lakes Steel Plant.